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FPM Podcast: Water Ski Technology - How Far Have Skis Come?


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This week MB and Rob take a quick question from the BallOfSpray forum, discussing how far ski technology has come in the past 20 years!  Enjoy it and let us know what else you wanna hear us talk about in future episodes!!

0:00 - Intro
0:40 - How Far has Ski Tech come in the past 20 years
1:18 - Ski Shape
1:48 - Ski Construction
2:27 - Haven’t had a breakthrough like the sport of Snow Skiing, yet…
3:30 - Example of a ski from 20 years ago
4:30 - Biggest change was from 30 years ago, to 20 years ago
5:45 - Innovation in Snow Ski industry
6:30 - Innovation in Crossover/Freeride designs?
7:40 - Freeride was a new category…

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Ski design may not have made huge jumps in the last 10 years but that is because it is a pretty mature topic. Somebody needs to get WAY out of the box to move the ball forward very far. 

What I have seen is skis are more consistent. Manufacturing has improved. 

Now roll back 20 years....  and the skis are no doubt way better. It was a huge leap from PU cores to PVC cores and from Glass/Carbon to all Carbon. Goode should get credit for leading the way on the better materials. 

In the early 2000s O'Brien launched the Sixam and then a year or two later HO launched the Monza. I believe these were the first non-Goode skis with current build materials.  

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